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AB-1983 School safety: school facilities and emergency practices: security assessment.(2017-2018)



Current Version: 05/01/18 - Amended Assembly        


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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 15, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1983


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

January 31, 2018


An act to add Article 1 (commencing with Section 32200) to Chapter 2 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, relating to school safety.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1983, as amended, Waldron. School safety: school district facilities and emergency practices: security assessment.
Existing law provides that school districts and county offices of education are responsible for the overall development of a comprehensive school safety plan for each of its schools, as provided. Existing law requires the schoolsite council of a school, except as provided for a small school district, to write and develop the comprehensive school safety plan relevant to the needs and resources of that particular school. Existing law requires the schoolsite council to consult with a representative from a law enforcement agency in the writing and development of the comprehensive school safety plan.
This bill would require each the governing board of a school district, a county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school, before the commencement of the 2019–20 school year, to contract with a local law enforcement agency to provide a full security assessment of the school district’s facilities and emergency practices. practices of each school within its jurisdiction. By imposing additional requirements on governing boards of school districts, county boards of education, and governing bodies of charter schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would authorize the governing board of a school district, a county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school to elect not to disclose the contents of the full security assessment.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Article 1 (commencing with Section 32200) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 19 of Division 1 of Title 1 of the Education Code, to read:
Article  1. School District Security Assessments

32200.
 A (a) The governing board of a school district district, a county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school shall, before the commencement of the 2019–20 school year, contract with a local law enforcement agency to provide a full security assessment of the school district’s facilities and emergency practices. practices of each school within its jurisdiction.
(b) The governing board of a school district, a county board of education, and the governing body of a charter school, in consultation with a local law enforcement agency, may elect not to disclose the contents of the full security assessment provided pursuant to subdivision (a).
(c) Nothing in this section precludes the governing board of a school district, a county board of education, or the governing body of a charter school from conferring in a closed session with law enforcement officials pursuant to Section 54957 of the Government Code to review and accept the full security assessment provided by those officials pursuant to subdivision (a). Any vote to accept the full security assessment shall be announced in open session following the closed session.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.